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    SPRINGFIELD — Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich should be denied his $65,000-a-year pension because the corruption that is sending him to prison is clearly tied to his position in state government, the Illinois attorney general advised Thursday.

      SPRINGFIELD -- The last person Rod Blagojevich beat during his political tenure called the Chicago Democrat's 14 year prison sentence the right decision given his actions as chief executive.

        CHICAGO -- The head of the Illinois Republican Party says he hopes that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence leads to reform and "fiscal sanity" in Illinois.

        CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich was clearly the ringleader of the schemes for which he was convicted, and lied about his actions on the witness stand, a judge said Tuesday at the ousted Illinois governor’s sentencing on charges that include trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama’s…

        SPRINGFIELD -- Federal prosecutors are digging for data about convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's potential pension income in advance of his sentencing on corruption charges, even though Illinois officials plan to block the disgraced Democrat from getting any state retirement pay.

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        CHICAGO -- The marquee event in a federal investigation into Rod Blagojevich's governorship, Blagojevich's own trial, is over -- but the legal saga that stretches back nearly a decade isn't quite at an end.

        SPRINGFIELD -- In the end, Rod Blagojevich did not bring doom for his party or the national political figures whose names got dragged into his scandal. But long after he is behind bars, Illinois will still be cleaning up the mess left behind by the state's cartoonish former governor.

        CHICAGO -- Jurors among those who convicted Rod Blagojevich of corruption Monday said they found the former Illinois governor personable, but had to set that aside to consider what they found to be clear evidence that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat.

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